Month: September 2019

Hieroglyphic Bible

This is a photo of Ivan Daniels with his Hieroglyphic Bible that we made for him.  It was taken during the Memorial for the Reverend Samuel Doak.

Check out how we turned our two original Hieroglyphic Bibles into this one replica on my web page at the following link:

http://18thcenturybibles.org/hieroglyphick-bible-for-children/

If you want one of these Hieroglyphic Bibles, just let us know and we will make it for you.

The First Book Printed in America

The Library of Congress Showcased the First Book Printed in America. Watch this 3 minute YouTube video to learn more about this book. I make a nice period hand-bound replica of this book. Learn more about my replicas on my web page.  Click the link at the bottom of this post.



All members of all military units MUST ATTEND Divine Services

This Day in History: September 20th, 1776

Congress passed the ‘Articles of War’ which was highly moralistic in tone, and while they didn’t establish an organized chaplaincy, they did recommend diligence in services and established their authority over the chaplains in locations other than the Army at Cambridge.  The articles also provided for fines or confinement for soldiers not attending services and for AWOL chaplains to be court martialed and fined a maximum of one month’s pay.  Washington was now of the opinion that one chaplain should not be expected to serve more than one regiment to prevent the possibility that some of the men would have a chaplain of a faith other than their own. Apparently most of the units were fairly homogeneous as far as religion is concerned.  Especially notice this portion of the article:  “The articles also provided for fines or confinement for soldiers not attending services and for AWOL chaplains to be court martialed and fined a maximum of one month’s pay.” 

This means that all members of all military units MUST ATTEND Divine Services at every reenacting event in order to be period correct. 

 

 

hand binding a pocket 1733 New Testament: part nine of nine

It is finished.  We have completed Tim Iten’s 1733 New Testament.  We started working on it on September 9th and finished it just a few minutes ago around 9:30 pm on September 19th.  That is a little faster than we normally make a book this size.  It maybe because I have not made a book since before June 1st when I injured my back again and this was the only project that I was working on.  I appreciate Tim for letting me make this book for him.  It helped me pull out of the depression that I was in after two months of several pain and then the surgery.  

hand binding a pocket 1733 New Testament: part seven

We’re still working on Tim Iten’s New Testament. These photos were taken while we were tooling or decorating the leather on the New Testament.  There is one photo of top and then three videos that we made during this process.  I hope that you especially enjoy the videos.  

 

hand binding a pocket 1733 New Testament: part six

We continue to be working on Tim Iten’s 1733 pocket size New Testament.  These photos were taken while we were putting the leather on his book.  We went ahead after getting his leather on and completed putting his marbled end paper in and attaching our book ticket on the back page.  See the photos below.

 

BIBLE FOR THE ILLITERATE

Abigail Shelly, aka Alice Walker, uses one of our Hieroglyphick Bibles to tell people about Jesus as she reenacts.  This is an excellent way to use the “Children’s Hieroglyphick Bible” or as it is often called the “BIBLE FOR THE ILLITERATE”. 

If you would like to purchase one for yourself, let us know and we will make you one.  To learn how it took two originals to make this one replica and to see each page of this book and to see how we hand bind them using antique tools and period techniques, click the following link:

 

http://18thcenturybibles.org/hieroglyphick-bible-for-children/